Learn the basics of digital illustration with Adobe Illustrator
The portfolio of Aarón Martínez -designer and illustrator specialized in the creation of characters- is full of incredible projects that he has created, being faithful to the premise that simplicity is not incompatible with personality: using basic forms, taking care of the strokes and selecting palettes from funny color. Thus, a style has been forged that has fallen in love with brands such as Apple, Domino's Pizza, Volkswagen and Coca-Cola among many others.
Although in his previous courses - 3D illustration with Cinema 4D , Prototyping and product visualizations in Cinema 4D and Design of characters in Cinema 4D: from the sketch to the 3D printing - has focused on the three-dimensional universe, in this course it will teach you the basic fundamentals of vector illustration, helping you to know the most important tools to create incredible digital illustrations.
About this course
You will start by getting to know Aaron's work, who will also tell you about his influences, and then he will introduce you to Illustrator, the digital illustration program par excellence.
You will know the work tables and their main tools. Also, it will teach you to work with geometric figures, which later, will help you to create your first illustrations.
You will learn to work with texts, converting their shapes to curves, to be able to modify the structure at your whim.
You will discover the pathfinder tool, essential in the world of digital illustration, with which you can make cuts and unions. In addition, you will see the different modes of color application: in solid and with gradients.
Once you master the tools you will begin to use the forms to create everyday objects, food, animals and even people.
Then you will make a composition and choose the most appropriate color palette for your project.
What is this course's project?
Using the knowledge of vector illustration that you will acquire during the course, you will design an illustrated brand image for a brand.
Who is it for?
To designers, cartoonists, illustrators and, to anyone who is looking to start in vector illustration.
What you need
No prior knowledge of any kind is necessary, since Aaron will teach you everything you need to know to get started in the world of vector illustration. With respect to the materials, you will need a computer with Adobe Illustrator.
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Aarón Martínez is an illustrator and product designer. His creations are aimed at the real and visual function, which is achieved by carefully observing the environment, materials and textures. His work covers several disciplines, from the creation of 3D characters for advertising or design objects, to the design of machines that detect cancer.
He works as a freelance for several brands and agencies such as: Autodesk, Nexus studio, Enormous Brands, Cisco, Group W, Volkswagen, Flock, Moi, BBmundo, Usbek & RIka, History Land, etc. In addition, he is a professor of 3D modeling and vector illustration.